Career & Professional Development Activities

Below are upcoming career and professional development activities offered through the Career Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Office for Undergraduate Students:

CLAS at Villanova Visits Turner Broadcasting in NYC

Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are invited to apply to attend a one-day trek to Turner Broadcasting in NYC on Friday, February 12, 2016. You'll spend the day networking with professionals, touring the state-of-the-art facilities, and learning all about internships and careers at Turner.  To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to Kate Szumanski by Friday, January 15, 2016, via e-mail to

CLAS at Villanova Visits Morgan Stanley in NYC

Morgan Stanley Impact Day in Partnership with Villanova University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 1, 2016:  As part of the Professional Development program in the Office for Undergraduate Students (OUS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, students may apply for a spot to participate in this special one-day event designed to educate you on building a career at Morgan Stanley. The University will cover the cost of your transportation to and from NYC.  Through a combination of classroom training, job shadowing, panel presentations, and career workshops, and networking, students will gain both the professional skills and the corporate exposure necessary to launch their career.  To apply, please send your cover letter stating why you would like to participate and your résumé by Friday, March 11, to Kate Szumanski at

“Science Friday” Event Explores Alternative Careers in Medicine with ReachMD’s Matt Birnholz, MD

Special “Science Friday” Event Explores Alternative Careers in Medicine with ReachMD’s Matt Birnholz, MD  on Friday, November 20, at 2:30 PM in SAC 300:  Have you ever wondered about alternative careers within the medical profession? Come learn about them with Dr. Matthew Birnholz, Medical Director for ReachMD.  Dr. Birnholz joined the company in early 2007 and is host for clinician's roundtable programs, and co-host for Second Opinion Live on the channel. Matt received his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Music from Colby College in Waterville, ME, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude.

Explore the BSN Express Program

Interested in exploring a career in nursing after completing your undergraduate degree? Visit the Villanova BSN Express booth in the Mendel Science Center at the entrance near the Gregor Mendel Garden and Statue on Tuesday, November 17, anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., to have all your questions answered.

CLAS Career Café and Workplace Wednesday Series of Lunchtime Events All Year Long!

Please encourage your students to visit Handshake, the Career Center’s internship, jobs, and special events tool, to discover the many professional development skill-building events that the College offers. From building an effective Linked In profile to writing cover letters that get noticed, we’ve got it covered. Find Handshake here. Students should search CLAS Career Café and Workplace Wednesday.

BRIDGE Society Mentoring and Networking Events on Campus

The student-run BRIDGE Society plans networking and mentoring events with area professionals and working alumni so that students can learn about a wide variety of careers and industries. The purpose of these events is to empower and build the confidence of our liberal arts and sciences students to pursue career paths in a wide range of fields. Encourage your students to register to attend our many events. 

CLAS Students: Dec. 1 Deadline to Apply for Academic Credit for Spring 2016 Internship

Please remind your students during registration: CLAS students interested in earning academic credit for their Spring 2016 semester internship must apply for academic credit here by Dec. 1. Earning academic credit for an internship experience is a terrific way for students to advance their professional development and make experiential learning a part of their Villanova journey.

Pre-Law Advising Services

Students interested in applying to law school and pursuing careers in law should attend one of Mike Pennington’s pre-law workshops. Mike Pennington serves the University at the Director of Experiential Education and Pre-Law Advising Services.

Careers in International Development Day on November 16, 2015, Villanova Room, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For Villanovans interested in pursuing careers that address global poverty and related issues, this event is the ideal opportunity to explore the many possibilities available. More information can be found here.